PTO engages and disengages fine with bush hog not attached. As soon as I attach the 7’ bush hog I can’t get the PTO to engage. Just grinds.... any help would be very appreciated. Tried putting the clutch in, no help. If I turn the tractor off and engage the PTO then start the tractor it’s fine. Just have to jump it off my truck..... may be a charging issue with the alternator.
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I'm guessing your tractor has dual stage clutch pto. Have you checked clutch pedal free travel? Your tractor's pto engagement difficulty sounds typical for a pto clutch plate stuck to pressure plate. Remove frt inspection cover on clutch housing & spray brake cleaner on clutch assembly then engage pto with rotary mower attached,tie clutch down,start engine & let tractor get to operating temp to see if clutch will unstick. If clutch doesn't free up then tractor will require a split to correct problem